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Recently, both in the office and on my blog, I have received questions about a certain type of bacterial infection called MRSA, or methicillin resistant staph aureus. MRSA has been in the new quite a bit recently. The was a high school in Virginia that was closed and scrubbed down because several students had become ill and one had died secondary to infection caused by this bacteria. I wanted to take time to explain what MRSA is, why it is dangerous, and why the good people of Bulloch county should not be as worried about MRSA as the folks in ...

December 11, 2007 | By DR. CHRISTOPHER MUNGER | Lifestyles Columnists


Negotiators complete key document for policymakers on climate change

VALENCIA, Spain - Delegates from more than 140 countries agreed Friday on a scientific ''instant guide'' for policy makers, stating more forcefully than ever that climate change has begun and threatens to irreversibly alter the planet.

December 11, 2007 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/19

We rarely can depend upon Lady Luck intervening in endeavors we're hoping to launch, so in the year ahead, make it a point to bank totally on yourself and your efforts. If Dame Fortune happens to appear, you'll be all the richer for it.

December 11, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Times are trying for nurses walking the picket line in Appalachia; strike in its 7th week

HARLAN, Ky. - Jerry Blevins has stood for weeks on a picket line with his fellow nurses, thinking about his mortgage, his tearful wife, his four children.

December 11, 2007 | By SAMIRA JAFARI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 11/19

English author Samuel Butler, who died in 1902, wrote, "Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbors, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them."

December 11, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


US warns of unrest, urges calm amid political chaos in Lebanon

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Friday warned of new unrest in Lebanon and urged all parties to remain calm after the country's parliament was unable to elect a new president as required by the constitution.

December 11, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


American couples in wrenching limbo as Guatemala changes adoption rules

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Jeff and Diana Kerr fell in love with the Guatemalan baby girl the moment they saw her photograph. The Minnesota couple decorated her pink and white nursery with pictures of flowers and butterflies, but now they don't know if the 8-month-old will ever become their daughter.

December 11, 2007 | By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


Diane Miller - Information about family’s history could prove useful

Do our children know our family history? Families who are resilient and function well have a sense of connection to the past. Our history provides roots and a sense of belonging that we all need to feel secure and to have an understanding of who we are.

December 11, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Ask Dr. Gott 11/21

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is turning 65 soon, and I have noticed the following changes in him. He can get emotional very easily and cry. In a group of people watching a concert, he sleeps. When he starts to snore and I wake him up, he claims he wasn't asleep. I have to repeat things over and over for him. I know he has a hearing problem, but he refuses to get a hearing aid. He gets a physical exam every year, and he has been told he is fine. He has memory lapses. I notice that other ...

December 11, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Authorities may need DNA tests to help identify 29 bodies from China landslide

BEIJING - Authorities may need DNA tests to help identify 29 disfigured bodies that were pulled from the rubble of a landslide in mountainous central China, a state-run news agency reported Saturday.

December 11, 2007 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/17

DEAR ABBY: I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She's now 7 weeks old, and I am just now getting to where I can start exercising to get the baby fat off.

December 11, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 11/16

C.C. Colton, an English author and clergyman, wrote, "It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends." But if someone is learning, someone else is instructing, even if only through the printed word.

December 11, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Showdown over possible new cable TV regulation pits FCC chairman against cable industry

WASHINGTON - A long-simmering dispute between the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and the cable television industry has reached a boiling point, with a potential showdown shaping up for the agency's meeting Tuesday.

December 11, 2007 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/21

The more contacts you make socially in the year ahead, the better your chances for more than one of them proving to be quite helpful in a number of areas in your life. Try to establish relationships with those who have good reputations.

December 11, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 11/21

Author Maya Angelou said in an interview, "I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels."

December 11, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Tennessee plan to make Bible 'official' book derailed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Bible usually unites Republicans in conservative Tennessee, but lately it is proving to be - as an epistle writer put it - more powerful and sharper than a double-edged sword.

April 17, 2015 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated Press | Associated Press




SHS Blue Devils ready for rematch

By HORACE HOLLOMAN

April 16, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Jordan Spieth struggles in 1st round after Masters

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown Thursday, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage to end his run of 16 straight rounds under par.

April 16, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons trying to make good impression

FLOWERY BRANCH,- Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn.

April 16, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Cigarettes are so last year

NEW YORK - Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.

April 16, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press




Freeman not worried as Braves lose 2nd straight

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman isn't ready to panic just because the Atlanta Braves have lost two straight games.

April 15, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Wildcats take on SHS Blue Devils

The regular season is over for Statesboro High School's baseball team and despite a rocky season, the Blue Devils are just two wins away from the state playoffs.

April 15, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Low-lying dams drown hundreds of unsuspecting victims

DES MOINES, Iowa - For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain mills, generate electricity and keep lakes and ponds full of water as a hedge against drought.

April 15, 2015 | | Associated Press


Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

April 15, 2015 | By MICHAEL R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports




Marlins break through for 1st win over Braves

ATLANTA - Giancarlo Stanton broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBIs, Dee Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki each scored two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Tuesday night.

April 14, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


SEB sweeps 1st round of playoffs

BROOKLET - Andrew Kalaani scored two second half goals to lead the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets to a come-from-behind 4-1 win over Jenkins in the first round of the Region 1-AAA playoffs Tuesday night and clinching a spot in the state playoffs.

April 14, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Still awaiting verdict after six days

FALL RIVER, Mass. - After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee's sister.

April 14, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


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